Marko (4798) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with ozujsko at the Hopdevil in Zagreb
Poured a very deep / murky dark red colour with a small to medium beige head. Yeastyy nose, fruity as well... plum jam like... not that pronounced though. The taste is malt, fruits, some yeast, and some something I can’t read in my notes. Faint bitter aftertaste. Drinkable and nice.
tomthompson89 (1976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
back again wonderful beer thinner then some of the others nice spice good head retention good malts lingering finish
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (best before 080808). Looked nice, smelled nice enough. Tasted and felt like seltzer. Very watery and thin in the mouth. The yeastiness took over and pounded the spices into submission. Maybe I got a below average bottle.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium brown with a big lasting frothy head. Nice sticky lacing. Aroma and flavor is spicy malt with a hint of roasted nut. Another solid Belgian ale.
Rooney31 (42) - USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Subtle malt aroma with touches of raison, sweet nuts, bread, honey, and caramel. This beer is very enjoyable. It has a nice body and is very well balanced. I hate to use the word smooth, since the term has been high jacked by some undeserving beers, but this beer rightly deserves the adjective.
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, and yeast. The flavor is fruit, yeast, citrus, and toast. Good beer
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a slender 11.2 oz brown bottle with a best before on the back label, 13.08.07, sampled at cellar temperature in a chalice.
Poured a nice dubbel brown with a foamy, fluffy head that slowly settled into a thin fluffy, sudsy lacing, a small amount of laced sticking.
Aromas of barley, roasted malts, and subtle hints of licorice and caramel.
Good carbonation and a crisp, dryish, and carbonated creamy smooth light bodied mouthfeel.
Nice dubbel taste, roasted barley, licorice and caramel, a pear fruitiness, a spicy, peppery hop bitterness, a little solvent-like alochol, and a dryish yeasty and malty finish.
Easy, smooth drinkability, quite quaffable, a good dubbel from a quality Belgian brewery.
BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle and served in my St. Bernardus chalice. Poured a murky russet brown with a small but lasting creamy beige head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of plum, pear, fig, honey, candi sugar, aromatic pipe tobacco, papery yeast esters and a hint of cardamom. The taste is moderately sweet with the overtones of ripened fruits, honeycomb, sugar, and caramel malts but it backs off (or better yet... is short) just in time. There is a interesting quick dash of tartness and spice on the finish. The palate is okay, not heavy but not thin either, soft carbonation and dry finish. A quaffable brew in the end if you let in warm.
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Body is a brown color with a 1/4 inch off white head. Aroma is grapes, rum, caramel and honey. Taste is caramel, very light pleasant alcohol taste, dried fruit and grapes. LIttle hard to describe, but very good.
toccata (70) - grembergen, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Muddy brown color with nice off white head. Malty aroma with hints of sweet nuts and bread crust. Mouthfeeling is refresching and in the taste there are hints of earth and nuts. Medium boddied beer with good afthertaste